Montevallo tops Clayton State in men’s soccer

Published 9:45 am Thursday, October 6, 2011


The University of Montevallo men’s soccer team and sophomore goalkeeper Brendan Ledgeway completed its third-straight shutout as the Falcons defeated No. 13 Clayton State University 1-0 in a Peach Belt Conference match Oct. 5.

Ledgeway and the Falcons (7-2-2 overall, 3-0-1 in Peach Belt Conference) now have a 307-minute scoreless streak, which ranks fifth in the Montevallo men’s soccer record book.

If Ledgeway keeps No. 10 Lander University off the scoreboard for the first minute of the game on Saturday he will move into fourth in the Falcons’ record book for the longest scoreless streak. Ledgeway made four saves in the victory as he picked up his Peach Belt leading sixth shutout of the season.

In a very physical game, the Falcons and Lakers each had 10 shots while Clayton State had four on goal and the Falcons had three. The game-winner was scored just 16:44 into the first half as junior Shane Howard whipped a ball into the box, which was one-timed by sophomore Jackson Tolleson for the go-ahead goal.

Clayton State had a few chances to get the equalizer in the second half. The biggest came in the 62nd minute when Matty Phillips fed Jonathan Ray for a header inside the penalty box. However, Ledgeway made a diving save to preserve the lead.

The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. as they travel to Lander University for a Peach Belt Conference contest.